Marc Fisher
Staff Writer

Marc Fisher, a Senior Editor of The Washington Post, reports and writes on a wide range of topics. He recently completed two years as The Post’s Enterprise Editor for local news, leading a team of writers creating narrative journalism and experimenting with new forms of storytelling for web and print editions of the newspaper.

Fisher previously wrote The Post’s local column and a blog, “Raw Fisher.” Earlier, he was the paper’s Special Reports Editor, wrote about politics and culture for the Style section, served as Central Europe bureau chief on The Post’s Foreign staff, and covered the D.C. schools and D.C. politics for the Metro section, where he was also an Assistant City Editor.

His history of radio since the advent of television, “Something in the Air: Radio, Rock and The Revolution That Shaped a Generation” (Random House, 2007). The book traces radio’s role in the nation’s popular culture from 1950 to the present, focusing on how old media adapt when new technologies burst onto the marketplace. While writing that book, he was a Visiting Scholar at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. He was also Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, teaching a course on The Journalism of Daily Life.

Fisher is also the author of “After the Wall: Germany, the Germans and the Burdens of History” (Simon and Schuster, 1995). The book is a reporter’s view of Germany after reunification, focusing on the country’s struggle with its history during a century of trauma and aggression. The book stemmed from Fisher’s four years reporting in Germany, beginning with the dramatic events of autumn 1989.

Latest by Marc Fisher

A family stews in uncertainty for years after a shoot-down

A family stews in uncertainty for years after a shoot-down

Korean Air Lines flight was brought down by the Soviets in 1983, but lack of hard proof haunts survivors’ kin.

In Md., electable scoundrels vs. unelectable rogues

In Md., electable scoundrels vs. unelectable rogues

Voters go to the polls to determine how much bad behavior among candidates is too much.

Even as marijuana gains ground, some tightly enforce laws

Even as marijuana gains ground, some tightly enforce laws

Weirton, W.Va., and Fairfax, Va., see steep rise in pot arrests, revealing huge disparities in legal approach.

Democrat-dominated Md. not quite as liberal as its leaders

Democrat-dominated Md. not quite as liberal as its leaders

Voters support the social agenda, but display some doubts about tax increases.